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Normandy was really worth a visit. We had a great guide who took George under her wing and asked him lots of questions, some of which he knew the answers to so he was stoked. We spent the morning at the war museum where the guide gave us a lot of insight into what was happening in France leading up to the war and the Normandy invasion. Pretty horrific stuff for the ...
... and the gardens are still maintained with the same plants and flowers he planted.
Back to Paris for our final dinner with the tour group in Le Bouillon Racine Restaurant, opened in 1900 and was still decorated in the original beautiful art nouveau style. Food was outstanding and the wine flowed freely! We said good-bye to our traveling companions as we would all be leaving at different times in the morning.
... to say - GPS is a GREAT thing in a rental car. I think it probably saved my marriage today as Vero and have had our share of "travel tension" around map reading and orientation while driving, but today was blissfully free of any of that as we let "Lulu" guide us in her dulcet tones to the Caen Memorial, which she did pretty flawlessly.
The Caen Memorial is a unique museum that provides a very ...
... stones. The beach wound around to the small town and offered another perspective on the arch. We skipped and bounced stones for a while then retraced our steps up the steep slope.
The main section of Honfleur consisted of narrow buildings bordering a rectangular harbor. These buildings were made famous by several impression artists and, even during our short visit; the lighting changed significantly providing very different images. Also of note, we had an enjoyable lunch at a ...
... the town - so afterwards - we walked down into the village, along the seawall and had a quick snack. We’re now back in the room and headed out to dinner this evening here in Bayeux.
Not a lengthy post today as I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves. To say that Bob and I were both moved is an understatement. ...